Garnier vs. Drugstore vs. L’Oreal vs. Simple Skincare
Welcome to the first post in my Best Makeup Removers series. Each week different makeup removing products will battle it out to determine who will be the Ultimate Grand Supreme makeup removing queen!
If you are a makeup lover like I am then you are likely also obsessed with skincare, and removing your makeup is a MUST first step.
Over the years I have tried many different types of makeup removers and brands. I’ve tried so many in fact that I can’t seem to remember which ones I liked more than others.
After a long day, I just want to get all the makeup off so whatever micellar water, wipe, oil, or balm I find first is the winner for that night.
Then I thought, maybe I shouldn’t be wasting money on makeup removers that “just do the job”. Maybe I should find the BEST makeup removers. At least that way, I can stick to a brand, maybe buy in bulk and watch out for sales on that product. Makes sense right?
Which Micellar Cleansing Water is the Best?
I’ll be testing out all of the makeup removers I own (and some newbies I’ve purchased) to see which perform the best in each category; Micellar Waters, Makeup Wipes, Remover Balms, and Remover Oils. Stick around for the next few weeks to see the results!
The challenge product: Kylie Cosmetics KoKo Collection liquid lipstick in Gorg
How well does Micellar Cleansing Water work?
I applied Gorg on my left arm attempting to create identical swatches.
After the swatches dried completely, I used a standard cotton pad to apply each micellar water.
I added about the same amount of product on each cotton pad. I soaked the pad, but did not completely drench it.
Then I used one left to right swiping motion to remove the lipstick. I did not rub back and forth, therefore, a wipe (left to right) is considered 1 wipe (I hope that makes sense).
Micellar Cleansing Water Test Results
- Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water (All-in-1) = 79 wipes to remove
- CVS Pharmacy Beauty 360 All-in-One Micellar Cleansing Water = 81 wipes to remove
- L’Oreal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser = 65 wipes to remove
- Simple Skincare Cleansing Micellar Water = 84 wipes to remove
The Best Micellar Cleansing Water
Final Thoughts on the Best Micellar Water
This is interesting! I would have bet all my money on Garnier because they seem to be the most well recognized and popular Micellar Water. Garnier did come in second place, but L’Oreal is the clear winner.
Keep in mind that this wasn’t a scientific experiment, I did do free hand swatches and some of the swatches are a little more pigmented then others.
Also, I wiped off the swatches until it seemed that no more product was coming off. Again none of this is exact, but that’s what makes it fun!
What do you think of the results?
More on The Best Makeup Removers:
- Part 2: The Best Makeup Wipes Tested
- Part 3: The Best Makeup Cleansing Balms Tested
- Best Skincare Products of 2019